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Home Visits

Doctor's bag

Good diagnostic and treatment facilities are available at the surgery and if you are able to get there, we can treat you more effectively. In general, home visits are only intended for those who are too ill to come in. If you do not have a car, you should try to arrange a lift from a relative or friend or take a bus or taxi. Very few, if any, illnesses are made worse by a short journey.

If a visit is medically necessary, we will be pleased to arrange this. Please contact the surgery and give the receptionist all the necessary details so that the Urgent Care Team can assess the urgency of the call and allocate resources appropriately.

Please try to ring before 10:00 to request a house call. The visiting doctor may not always be the one you usually see.

You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.

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